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Online voting is open for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2020

To coincide with the Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) this weekend, online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2020 is now open, which provides an opportunity for consumers to select their favourite new outdoor products. Votes can be placed via theoia.co.uk/awards/

Not only can outdoor enthusiasts vote for their favourite finalists online (via the OIA and UKClimbing websites), but they will also be able to vote in person and see the products at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, on February 18-23, where the finalist products from all ten categories will be on display to almost 100,000 visitors at the NEC in Birmingham. To find out more information please visit our awards partner UKClimbing on their stand at KMF.

This is the final stage of the awards process, following 120 entries being received across ten categories. All products entered were on display and shortlisted by a panel of expert judges (including specialist outdoor retailers, journalists and gear testers) in July at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition.

The 2020 judging panel includes the following retailers, journalists and gear testers; Robert Brigham (Managing Director, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports), Adrian Plumb (Senior Buyer, Tiso), Chris Townsend (Gear Tester, TGO), Iain Duff (Editor, Camping), Alan James (Director, UK Climbing & UK Hillwalking) and Graham Thompson (Gear Tester, Trail).

The finalists across the ten categories are as follows:

ACCESSORIES: Klean Kanteen – TKPro; Light My Fire; Luci MPOWERD – Base Camp Light.

DIGITAL PRODUCT: Garmin – GPS Map 66i; OS – Map (Mobile App).

BACKPACKS/TRAVEL LUGGAGE: Jack Wolfskin – Kalari Trail 36 Pack RECCO; Osprey – Ace 50; Craghoppers – 40L Hybrid.

FAMILY:
Kidunk Suit; Osprey – Poco Plus.

CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Helinox – Personal Shade; Primus – Fire Stick; Gerber – ComplEAT.

FOOTWEAR: Adidas TERREX – Free Hiker Parley; On – Cloudrock Waterproof; Dolomite – Steinbock WT GTX; Danner – Trail 2650.

CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: Edelrid – Swift Protect Pro Dry 8,9MM; Black Diamond – Camalot Z4; Black Diamond – AirNET Harness.

SLEEPING: Mountain Hardwear – Lamina Eco AF; Rab – Mythic Ultra; Helinox – Cot One Convertible Insulated.

CLOTHING:
Mountain Hardwear – Ghost Shadow Jacket; Black Diamond – Highline Stretch Shell Jacket; Royal Robins – Hemp Travel Socks; Fjällräven – Vidda Pro Jacket.

TENTS: MSR Hubba NX; Vango Project Hydrogen Air; VauDe Power Lizard Seamless 1-2P.

Online voting will remain open until February 28, and the winners of each category will be officially announced at the Outdoor Industries Association’s (OIA) annual Conference & AGM in March 2020, taking place at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire. After the awards ceremony, news of the winners will be shared via various media publications for both the consumer and the industry.
For further information about the awards, please visit theoia.co.uk/awards/

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